Infanticide by males and its implications /

Male primates, carnivores and rodents sometimes kill infants that they did not sire. Infanticide by males is a relatively common phenomenon in these groups, but tends to be rare in any given species. Is this behavior pathological or accidental, or does it reflect a conditional reproductive strategy...

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Other Authors: Schaik, Carel van (Editor), Janson, Charles Helmar (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword / Sarah B. Hrdy
  • Infanticide by males: prospectus / Carel P. van Schaik and Charles H. Janson
  • The holy wars about infanticide. Which side are you on? and why? / Volker Sommer
  • Infanticide by male primates: the sexual selection hypothesis revisited / Carel P. van Schaik
  • Vulnerability to infanticide by males: patterns among mammals / Carel P. van Schaik
  • Infanticide in red howlers: female group size, male membership, and a possible link to folivory / Carolyn M. Crockett and Charles H. Janson
  • Infanticide in hanuman langurs: social organization, male migration, and weaning age / Carola Borries and Andreas Koenig
  • Male infanticide and defense of infants in chacma baboons / Ryne A. Palombit, Dorothy L. Cheney, Julia Fischer [and others]
  • Infanticide by males and female choice in wild Thomas's langurs / Romy Steenbeek
  • The evolution of infanticide in rodents: a comparative analysis / Daniel T. Blumstein
  • Infanticide by male birds / José P. Veiga.
  • Prevention of infanticide: the perspective of infant primates / Adrian Treves
  • Infanticide and the evolution of male-female bonds in animals / Ryne A. Palombit
  • The other side of the coin: infanticide and the evolution of affiliative male-infant interactions in Old World primates / Andreas Paul, Signe Preuschoft, and Carel P. van Schaik
  • Female dispersal and infanticide avoidance in primates / Elisabeth H.M. Sterck and Amanda H. Korstjens
  • Reproductive patterns in eutherian mammals: adaptations against infanticide? / Maria A. van Noordwijk and Carel P. van Schaik
  • Paternity confusion and the ovarian cycles of female primates / Carel P. van Schaik, J. Keith Hodges, and Charles L. Nunn
  • Social evolution in primates: the relative roles of ecology and intersexual conflict / Charles L. Nunn and Carel P. van Schaik
  • Infanticide by female mammals: implications for the evolution of social systems / Leslie Digby
  • "The hate that love generated"
  • sexually selected neglect of one's own offspring in humans / Eckart Voland and Peter Stephan
  • The behavioral ecology of infanticide by males / Charles H. Janson and Carel P. van Schaik.